The very last thing that a Make America Great Again supporter wants to hear is that the White House is saying that the Mandate Repeal is now negotiable. Most Trump supporters want the mandate to go. It has been identified as a tax. Let them repeal it with the tax bill as they proposed. Now we are hearing they might take it off of the bill. Anyone feeling betrayed after reading this?
As Written By Bloomberg News and Posted By Newsmax:
The White House would support removing from the Senate tax plan a controversial provision to repeal the individual health care mandate of the Affordable Care Act, budget director Mick Mulvaney said — a move that could help win the vote of key Republicans.
The provision could be dropped if it becomes “an impediment,” Mulvaney, head of the Office of Management and Budget, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I don’t think anybody doubts where the White House is on repealing and replacing Obamacare: We absolutely want to do it. If we can repeal part of Obamacare as part of a tax bill and have a tax bill that is still a good tax bill that can pass, that’s great,” he said. “If it becomes an impediment to getting the best tax bill we can, then we’re OK with taking it out.”
At the same time, White House legislative director Marc Short said the administration approves of the Senate included the repeal of the individual mandate in the bill because it predominately affects those earning $50,000 a year or less.
“The White House is very comfortable with the House bill,” Short said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “We also, though, believe the individual mandate is a tax, and it is harming middle-income families the most. So we like the fact that the Senate has included it in its bill.”
Mulvaney made three appearances on Sunday political talk shows. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Short also spoke, reflecting the Trump administration’s full-bore attempt to sell the Republican tax plans now working their…….
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